Ex-Pat guide to Abidjan

  • Why am I making this map? For fun? A client? A gift? To showcase my favorite places? Etc.

I am making this map for several reasons. First, it is not easy, with no street names, to find places in Abidjan. So I wanted to make a map of a popular part of the city for Ex-Pats. Second, many Ex-Pats that live here spend most of their time across the lagoon in a neighborhood called Zone 4. Many don’t realize that there is a lot to do on this side of the lagoon, so in a way, I am promoting a part of Abidjan that many may not know about. Read more about this here on my blog! http://jsteendavis.blogspot.fr/2012/10/on-dit-quoi-one-cale-in-abidjan.html

  • Why am I the expert to create this map?

I don’t know if I am an expert, but I know that if upon arrival in Abidjan someone had given me this map, I would have greatly appreciated it!

  • Who is my target audience?

New arrivals in Abidjan, those of us who have been here but haven’t yet explored the 2 Plateau area…

  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held? What other constraints do I need to keep in mind moving forward? (Note type can be smaller on printed maps than when viewed on web)

I think it could be either digital or printed. Depends…. I think I would start with digital though.

  • What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)

For details, I would like to have information on the restaurants/hang-out spots, plus what to say to a taxi to arrive (this is key!)

  • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to.....

I would like some ideas on how to limit what I include on the map. And how to make it so there isn’t too much info on the map, but just enough so everyone can use it.



Please sign in or sign up to comment.